Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Zucker Hillside Hospital: Specialized Ambulatory Centers, Behavioral Health College Partnership Externship Track

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Last Update

February 26, 2018

Contact Information

Name of Externship:
The Predoctoral Externship Program in Clinical Psychology at LIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital, Specialized Ambulatory Centers, Behavioral Health College Partnership (BHCP) Track

Name of Director/Coordinator:
BHCP Training Coordinator: Candice La Lima, PhD
BHCP Director: Laura Braider, PhD

Street Address:
North Shore LIJ
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pavilion
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, New York 11004

Telephone: (718) 470-8894

Fax: (718) 470-1905

Email: clalima@northwell.edu


General Information

Start Date: July 1, 2018

End Date: June 30, 2019

Appropriate for:

  • Clinical
  • Counseling

Scheduling (e.g., required/optional days of week, # hrs per day, total hours per week, flexibility in scheduling):
A minimum of two days per week time commitment is required for a total of 16 hours per week.

Required level of readiness (any prior experiences or level of training required for applicants):
The applicant should have at least one year of prior externship or practicum experience (i.e., for most applicants, they will be in the third or fourth year of graduate school).

Preferred level of readiness(any prior experiences preferred for applicants):
Third or fourth year of doctoral program.

Is there a stipend for externs?

Application Process

Additional dates for applications? No, Applications not accepted before January 16, 2018.

What materials need to be submitted?

  • Cover letter (Please indicate whether you are applying for a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Concentration or a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Concentration.)
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A de-identified case study
  • A letter from the head of your doctoral training program attesting to your good standing in the program and your readiness for practicum training. Please include your DCT's email address.

How should it be submitted?

  • Email application materials to Dr. Candice La Lima (clalima@northwell.edu)
  • Please set the subject line of your email to read “BHCP Externship Application 2018 CBT Concentration” or “BHCP Externship Application 2018 DBT Concentration” or “BHCP Externship Application 2018 Inpatient Concentration” to make sure that your application is sorted properly.
  • Please indicate in your email whether you are applying for a Cognitive Behavior Therapy Concentration, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Concentration, or Inpatient Concentration.

Any details of the application process (e.g., interviewing, time frame, how decisions are made):

  • You may be contacted for an interview.
  • The BHCP will consider dual applicants.

Description of Externship

Populations commonly served:

  • Young adults
  • Outpatient
  • Inpatient

Training models offered:

  • The Behavioral Health College Partnership will offer four externship positions with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and two externship positions with a concentration in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Please specify on your application which training experience you are applying for.

Intervention training experiences commonly offered:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Assessment training experiences commonly offered:

Please refer to online brochure.


Estimated hours/week of individual supervision: 1 hr
Estimated hours/week of group supervision: 1 hr
Estimated hours/week of didactics: 1 hr



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